Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Robocop FX

Following on from my post below, I'm a huge fan of Robocop, I love everything about it...except one thing, the shot of Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) falling from the OCP window after Robocop shoots him at the end, his arms are massive, I could never understand how this wasn't spotted when shooting the animation for this, or even while the puppet was getting made. I would gladly see this shot removed as it's bugged me since 1987. I think what makes this worse is it's the death of a main character, it isn't just a throw away effect off in the background somewhere.
Compare it to Hans' death in Die Hard filmed the same year, a much more memorable shot, and still a pretty cool FX shot even today.

4 comments:

Nik said...

YES! Monkey man jones has always bothered me too, absolute bizarre shoddiness in an otherwise perfect movie!

As for Hans Grubers fall, you no doubt know this but I love that his expression of shock and horror is genuine as Rickman was informed he would be dropped on 3 then released on 1.

kend said...

that fuunyyyyy

Bob said...

you,re right about the arms. Still Paultje (Verhoeven) keeps on rockin. Dutch glory woohoo. Robocop remains a very cool movie up to this day!!

Elliot said...

I think those arms were created longer to create a forced perspective.
Not successful.